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Taxon: Malvaviscus penduliflorus DC.

Genus: Malvaviscus
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Malvoideae tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 105721
Place of publication: Prodr. 1:445. 1824
Name verified on: 15-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-May-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • molinillo   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • monacillo colorado   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • tulipán   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide P. Fryxell, Syst Bot M 25:297. 1988; F NGalicia)

Distributional range:

  • only cultivated

  • probable origin s.-c. Mexico


  • Fryxell, P. A. 1988. Malvaceae of Mexico. Syst. Bot. Monogr. 25:297.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Turner, B. L. & M. G. Mendenhall. 1993. A revision of Malvaviscus (Malvaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 80:449–451.


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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